Not surprisingly, Alabama and Georgia dominate the top performances from bowl season. But they're not the only ones who starred during the postseason.
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Lori Paulson was New Mexico State's biggest fan, even as the program was on the verge of being shut down. While she died of cancer in March of 2016, her son was on the field as the Aggies won their first bowl game in 57 years last week.
New Mexico State waited 57 years for a bowl win, and it finally snapped the drought on senior Larry Rose III's overtime rushing touchdown.
Larry Rose III scored on a 21-yard run in overtime and New Mexico State won in its first bowl game in 57 years, beating Utah State 26-20 in the Arizona Bowl on Saturday night.
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Utah State's Savon Scarver set an Arizona Bowl record this afternoon by returning a kick 96 yards for a score in the first quarter. The record stood for 14 seconds before New Mexico State's Jason Huntley ran back the next kick for 100 yards.
The 2017 New Year's Six have been announced, with some high-powered matchups set to bring in the new year.
Tyler Rogers passed for 451 yards and led a drive that brought New Mexico State back into the lead in the final minute in a 22-17 win over South Alabama on Saturday that made the Aggies eligible for their first bowl since 1960.
Larry Rose III carried 22 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns and New Mexico State rang up a school-record 11 sacks in its 17-10 victory over Idaho.
Jordan Davis accounted for three TDs and Louisiana-Lafayette intercepted three passes in the fourth quarter for a 47-34 win over New Mexico State on Saturday night.
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Tyler Rogers threw for 474 yards and three touchdowns as New Mexico State charged back in the second half to knock off Texas State 45-35 in Sun Belt Conference action on Saturday.
Field gaining on Rudolph
Mason Rudolph and Will Grier aired it out against each other last week, with the Cowboys earning the win. Lamar Jackson gained some ground with his 330 yards in the loss to Wake Forest. Meanwhile, Nick Stevens and Tyler Rogers had subpar days in Week 9, with both throwing more INTs than TDs.
Justice Hansen threw four touchdown passes as Arkansas State roared past New Mexico State in the fourth quarter for a 37-21 Sun Belt victory Saturday night.
Tyler Rogers threw for 382 yards and three touchdowns and wide receiver Conner Cramer threw a go-ahead touchdown off a lateral early in the fourth quarter to lead New Mexico State past Georgia Southern 35-27 on Saturday night.